Home  Call for Applications The UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) Lagos Immersion 2019 for Social Innovators

Application Deadline: July 7th 2019

The UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) in partnership with Innovation corner is launching Lagos Immersion. A new challenge which aims to illuminate the strengths of the African technology scene and encourage greater investment; especially those which address some of the macroeconomic and development challenges of the continent.

Challenge focus

  • How will you harness tech to support Nigerian companies to do more business internationally?
  • How would you use tech to increase gender equality?
  • How will you use tech to fill the skill/knowledge gap existing in the economy; putting into consideration the digitally excluded percentage of the population?
  • How will you harness tech to reduce the unemployment rate in Nigeria?
  • How would you leverage technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Benefits:

Successful applicants will receive an invitation to the Lagos Immersion hackathon on July 10, 2019, and winners will receive the following:

  • Winners will be paired with mentors with investment background and access to a wider network for 4 months.
  • Winners will be invited to the Beyond Nigeria networking session with the Deputy High commissioner of the UK High Commission in August 2019 and subsequent sessions.
  • The opportunity to pitch your ideas to potential investors and partners in Nigeria and the UK.
  • Winners will receive support from the Department for International Trade and Innovation Corner.
  • Access to local and foreign Immersion corporate partners.

To apply visit the official homepage:

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